Erick Erickson demands Republicans sabotage Obamacare

"We must deny [Democrats] the opportunity to fix the law itself," Erickson writes

By Elias Isquith
Published December 2, 2013 7:40PM (EST)

With Healthcare.gov now functioning at a higher capacity, conservative activist and RedState editor in chief Erick Erickson has a new recommendation for Republicans looking to undo President Obama's signature healthcare reform: sabotage!

In a blog post at RedState, Erickson claims that Healthcare.gov remains "unusable" but insists "conservatives are wrong to fixate on it." Rather than focus on the site, Erickson recommends, conservatives should devote their energy to thwarting Democratic attempts to improve the law.

"Conservatives need to keep their focus on the law overall," Erickson writes. "The website is a reflection of a terrible law."

"As we all get back to business today, we must remember the law itself is the problem — not the website," Erickson continues. "The website they can fix. We must deny them the opportunity to fix the law itself. Let the American people see big government in all its glory. Then offer a repeal."

Erickson's approach is in marked contrast to that of his fellow Republican, Georgia's Jack Kingston. While Erickson recommends thwarting attempts to improve the law, Kingston is on record saying that letting flaws in Obamacare linger would be irresponsible.


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Elias Isquith is a former Salon staff writer.

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